Category: Events

The Hackney WickED Festival

The silence and privateness of a collective of art studios get set to reveal themselves in glowing fashion this weekend for a celebration of colourful cultivation.

Hackney WickED champions creativity through live performances, installations, exhibitions and audience participation experiments.

Taking in the canal, abandoned buildings, well populated work places and impromptu gatherings, get set to be part of an invigorating exploring all the wonders.

The Hackney WickED Festival takes place at venue’s across Hackney Wick from Friday the 1st of August – Sunday 3rd.


By Larissa Schmitz @La_rry13

Hackney WickED



Kendal Calling

London calling to an imitation zone, forget it brother you can go it alone or you could depart the capital for the weekend and flock to a festival in the heart centre of the Lake District.

Kendal Calling is now in its 8th year and boasts a line up including Suede, The Happy Mondays and The Happy Monday’s plus a notable addition from Hoxton Radio.

Back for 2014 is the Jagermeister Stage which will be headlined by The Devil’s Dinner Party presenter Liam Young who will be spinning a salacious selection of sexy party rocking tunes.

Our head of news The Preshaah is also heading up to cover the festival with London On The Inside so say hi if you see us at Kendal Calling, Deers Lowther Park Thursday 31st July – Sunday 3rd August.


Kendal Calling

Emma CB at Lovebox

We sent intrepid reporter Emma CB to cover the Saturday showdown at Lovebox Festival and after several days AWOL she’s resurfaced with this video documentation of her works.

In the weeks building up to the festival her Tuesday show 12pm – 2pm has been focusing on this year’s artists and performers exploring the deep house an electronic chart tunes which seem to be dominating the top 40 at the moment.

Across the next week we’ll bring you the full interviews but in the meantime have a sample on this teaser video:

Filmed by @Nierodha

Karen O Rapt (official video)

Yeah Yeah Yeah’s front woman and stage empress Karen O has returned with a brand new single, lifted from forthcoming solo record Crush Songs out on September the 9th.

‘Rapt’ see’s gentle strumming reminiscent of a Yeah’s bonus track or end of album finisher, where we often see the heavy chords downed and the heart strings strummed.

“Do I really need, another habit like you I really need,  Do you need me to? I believe: Its gonna leave me blue. 

The video see’s a Weightless Karen O submerged and drifting deep in a red dress and fore-lawn faced.

Karen O ‘Rapt’ taken from the album Crush Sounds out on September 9th on Cult Records.


Royal Blood at Rough Trade East

As dynamic duo’s go, the fierce and ferocious sounds of Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher would leave any cape crusader cowering for cover.

Royal Blood get set to release their self titled debut record on next month and will play a tiny set for adoring fans at Rough Trade East.

Having supported the Arctic Monkeys at Finsbury Park earlier this summer an stormed Glastonbury, singles ‘Little Monster’ and ‘Come On Over’ have been supported across the board on UK radio.

Royal Blood album launch party takes place on hangover Tuesday the 26th of August, from 7pm at Rough Trade East. Brick Lane.




Video for new single ‘Figure It Out’ drops August 16th

July Jam at the Russet

A sweet celebration of fruity sounds gets set to go down this week, filling the Stoke Newington summer sky with warm and soothing tones.

Jam Sandwich at the Russet brings together a varied mix of performers, to share with you some of their finest sound creations and the stories behind the lyrics.

On the bill will be the heart warming vocals and loop pedal mastery of Ben Maggs. He’s joined by Rhys Lewis and his winding melodies along with duo Stylistic Roots and African folk Farafi.

The night will be documented by Novemto Komo laying down some live art at Jam Sandwich Live, this Thursday the 31st of July at the Russet.

£4 adv ticket
£5 on the door
£10 for dinner & entry

@JamSandwichLive #spreadthejam


Hoxton Live 250714

Jovial celebrations and a few left over party poppers were ambient infusions into a show brimming with delight and hot tunes.

Hoxton Radio is two years old on Sunday 27th July, we were out on the Thursday to celebrate and its all been quite elating.

In the show we had a glance at what the Economist were saying on cycling and made some quick and concise decisions of our own.

With a preview of Visions festival happening Saturday August 2nd, Secret Garden Party, events in London this weekend and a rather spicy top ten sex positions you need to try from Marie Claire was a joy to expose.

Tune tunes tunes galore:

Hoxton Live 250714 by Hoxtonradio on Mixcloud

Visions Festival

We’re being invited to check out the finest electronic indie rock this August at a host of East London’s finest venue’s and creative spaces.

Visions festival returns for a second year of gig hopping around London Fields to see an array of bands alongside an all day arts market and some of the finest food on the scene.

One wristband will gain you access to all venue’s to hop scotch your way across the day checking music, viewing some art and shopping for some treasurables.

Policia and Veronica Falls are amongst the heavy hitters gracing Oval Space, London Fields Brewery and Netil House for the second Visions Festival taking place on Saturday 2nd August across the East.

@OvalSpace @NetilHouse @LDNFldsBrewery


Anti Slam at the Picturehouse

In a last ditch effort to prove the pen is mightier than the sword, an outburst of scary word combinations look set to darken East and with a Big Bang of spoken ceremony.

In a looser takes all ceremony: Anti Slam at the Picturehouse see’s an ensemble of artists taking to the stage to compete to be the Worst in the room.

Purposefully woeful and terrible tales look set to leave the audience embarrassed and cringing under the deliberately diabolical.

Hosts Paula Varjack and Dan Simpson bring together the winning-losers for an ultimative showdown, while you are enjoying cool drinks and a ride on a rollercoaster for your funny bone.

The Anti Slam Apocalypse takes place at the Hackney Picturehouse on Wednesday July 30th at 7:30 pm.

Tickets £6/£5.


By Larissa Schmitz @La_rry13

Anti-Slam Apocalypse



Brasil Brasileiro Review

Brasil Brasileiro Show

Covered in white with voluminous voices and rhythmic shaking bodies, 38 artists from South America are turning Sadler’s Wells into an original Brazilian village.

Brasil Brasileiro explores the history of samba with roots of African and European cultures on South American soil, in a ritualistic dance to invoke ancestral spirits, called batuque.

We are taken from love dances to samba lessons and to great slapstick performances. You never know what happens next, whether spectacular arrangements of the live jazz band groove along or as the whole theatre explodes in booty shakes.

Hop on the journey of Brasil Brasileiro which is running until Sunday July 27th at Sadler’s Wells, Rosebury Avenue.

Tickets £15.


By Larissa Schmitz @La_rry13